John Lewis Electronics Set
Great product, good value but missing an electronics guide
My seven year old son loves this set and will do the circuits on his own before bed. However, it's missed a trick in not including some sort of explanation or guide as to why the circuits are set out as they are. My son has become very skilled at following the instructions, like lego, but is none the wiser as to how to build his own circuit or what a capacitor does. There is a glossary but it doesn't really help. Including something that fits in with the Primary National Curriculum would be a winner. Instead I've sent off for a Basic's Electronics Guide to help us both learn a bit more.
17 January 2014
My 8 year old loves wiring it up and seeing what happens, and very educational!! a winner
29 December 2013
Fun & educational
This is an excellent product that our 8 year old boy has a great time with, but he has also learned lots along the way. It is very well made, has a good variety of things to make, and the instructions are very clear. One small improvement might be a bigger guide that explains why the circuits use the components they do; there is a glossary of components but it doesn't explain their effects in a circuit.
** One thing to watch out for, particularly if children are unsupervised - if a mistake is made in the order of wiring it can lead to overheating of components and potential fires **
We've just learned this the hard way and will have to replace the set, which we are happy to do as it has been so good.
28 May 2013
My grand-daughter really liked this as a Christmas present! So many fun projects and educational, too
02 January 2013
Please correct the title - it's an electronics set. It's early days yet, but my 9 year old granddaughter has been engrossed by this toy all morning. Note that batteries are not supplied with the set.
22 December 2012
Great toy for boys and girls
Both my 8 year old son, and his 6 year old girl cousin were completely immersed in this toy. An adult helps at first, in order to explain the instructions, but after that it is very straight forward and a really good value and fun present. I think it is just as great for practical minded girls as for boys.
03 December 2012
Very Good learning toy
My 8 year old girl had been doing some basic elctronics and circuit building at school so we thought this would help reinforce this work. It has been a geat success and she has sped her way through the booklet easily following the instructions. She was thrilled to eventually to make the Radio ane we were both blown away to here the music!!.
I would definitely recommend. One thing I think it would be useful to have basic explanation of the components and how they work.
16 October 2012
This was a very good birthday present for my 9 year old grandson and it continues to keep him amused, making different things. So far it hasn't gone wrong and seems good quality.
02 September 2012